Helix Cast Bio’s
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BILLY CAMPBELL – DR ALAN FARRAGUT
Billy Campbell stars as Dr. Alan Farragut in the Syfy original series, “Helix,” which follows a team of scientists from the Centers for Disease Control as they investigate a deadly disease outbreak.
Campbell is best known for starring opposite Sela Ward in the beloved ABC drama “Once and Again.” In the series, Campbell portrayed single father Rick Sammler, a role for which he earned a 1999 Golden Globe Award nomination in the Best Actor in a Drama Series category, as well as a People’s Choice Award in the Favorite Male Performer in a New Television Series category. The show was also nominated in 1999 for a Golden Globe for Best Drama Series.
Additionally, Campbell will star as Trent Campbell in DirecTV’s upcoming drama “Full Circle.” The 10-episode series marks the television debut of screenwriter/playwright Neil LaBute. BAFTA award-winning Nick Hamm is the executive producer of the series, which observes human condition and relationships through a series of interactions between 11 people whose lives are intertwined. The series also stars David Boreanaz, Kate Walsh, Tom Felton, Minka Kelly, Ally Sheedy and Julian McMahon, among others.
Campbell stars opposite Christina Ricci and Clea DuVall in the upcoming Lifetime original movie, “Lizzie Borden Took an Ax.” Directed by Nick Gomez and produced by Sony Pictures Television, the movie follows the legendary true story of Lizzie Borden, who was put on trial for brutally murdering her father and his second wife.
Campbell starred as Abner Beech in the Civil War era movie “Copperhead,” with Peter Fonda and Angus MacFadyen. For the film, based on Harold Frederic’s 1883 novel about a family feud during the Civil War, Campbell was reunited with “God and Generals” director, Ron Maxwell.
Campbell starred as Abraham Lincoln in “Killing Lincoln” on National Geographic Channel. Adapted from Bill O’Reilly’s New York Times best-seller, the two-hour television film details the conspiracy behind Lincoln’s assassination. The docu-drama consisted of a stellar team, including showrunner Erik Jendresen (Emmy Award winner for “Band of Brothers”), director Adrian Moat (Emmy-nominated for “Gettysburg”), and Ridley and Tony Scott who executive produced along with O’Reilly, David Zucker, Mary Lisio and Mark Herzog.
Campbell starred in Matthew Lillard’s directorial debut, “Fat Kid Rules the World,” a comedy that won the Narrative Feature Spotlight Audience Award at the 2012 SXSW Film Festival. The film was launched through TUGG. The film also starred Jacob Wysocki and Matt O’Leary.
In summer 2012, Campbell filmed the independent thriller “The Scribbler” with director John Suits. The film also starred Katie Cassidy, Garret Dillahunt, Michelle Trachtenberg, Eliza Dushku, Gina Gershon and Michael Imperioli. Campbell also filmed “The Red Knot” in Antarctica with Olivia Thirlby and Vincent Kartheiser and “The Disappeared,” a story about six men lost at sea in the North Atlantic Ocean.
From 2011-2012, Campbell starred in the critically acclaimed AMC television series “The Killing.” Campbell played the role of troubled mayoral candidate Darren Richmond in the thrilling drama, which Alessandra Stanley of The New York Times described as “scary and suspenseful, but in a subdued, meditative way that is somehow all the more chilling.”
Campbell starred as Jordan Collier on USA Network’s science fiction series “The 4400.” His other television credits include NBC’s “Crime Story” and AMC’s “Moon over Miami.” Campbell appeared in two Armistead Maupin acclaimed miniseries, “Tales of the City” and “More Tales of the City,” with Laura Linney and Olympia Dukakis; ABC’s “Max Q” and CBS’s “Monday After the Miracle,” with Roma Downey and Moira Kelly. He also starred as Moses in the critically-acclaimed NBC miniseries “In the Beginning,” co-starring Martin Landau and Jacqueline Bissett, and he played Ted Bundy in the USA Network original movie “The Stranger Beside Me.”
Campbell is still recognized for the cult classic “The Rocketeer” with Jennifer Connelly. His feature film credits include “Gettysburg,” “The Night We Never Met,” “Bram Stoker’s Dracula” and “Enough,” opposite Jennifer Lopez.
On the stage, Campbell starred in “Fortinbras,” for which he received a 1996 Ovation Award for best actor in LA theatre; as well as “Comedy of Errors” and “Much Ado about Nothing” with Dana Delaney at the Old Globe, San Diego; “Hamlet” at the Roundabout Theatre on Broadway; and “The Best Man” at the Cape Cod Playhouse.
Campbell’s other passions in life include sailing. Beginning in June 2005, Campbell served for 14 months as a crew-member of the 179-foot barque, the Picton Castle, visiting more than 20 countries and sailing more than 50,000 blue-water miles in the ship’s circumnavigation of the globe. He and the crew delivered much-needed supplies and educational materials to remote islands throughout the South Pacific. Billy also served for four seasons in the classic Norwegian full-rigger, Sørlandet, on voyages around the North Sea and Europe.
Campbell is a rugby enthusiast, having played for Virginia RFC, Chicago Lions RFC, and his current club Santa Monica RFC in Los Angeles. He grew up in Charlottesville, Va., and attended the American Academy of Art in Chicago, where he studied illustration. He was trained at the Ted Liss Studio for the Performing Arts, the Players Workshop of Second City in Chicago, and Howard Fine Studio in Los Angeles.
Campbell resides in Pacific Palisades, Calif., where he enjoys morning runs amongst the ragweed and the chaparral of his beloved Santa Monica Mountains.
Kyra Zgorsky – Dr. Julia Walker
Kyra Zagorsky was born in New York and raised in the mountains in a small town in Colorado. This striking beauty grew up in the outdoors, and was an athlete and dancer throughout school. She began acting during her senior year of high school, when she auditioned for the school musical and was cast as one of the leads. She was immediately drawn into the world of theater, which would eventually dictate the course of her life.
Zagorsky went on to receive a B.F.A. in theatre from Southern Oregon University in Ashland and a M.F.A.in acting from the University of California, Irvine. Zagorsky has also trained in various martial arts over the years, including kickboxing, capoeria, and Filipino stick and sword fighting. This has proven to be useful for the intense fight scenes in which she is often cast.
Cultivating her passion for acting, Zagorsky worked extensively in leading roles in regional theatre across the U.S. until she made the transition to television and film roles in 2007. She continued to work steadily within this new medium with guest star appearances in Syfy’s “Stargate: Atlantis” and “Stargate Universe: SGU,” The CW’s “Supernatural,” ABC’s “Motive,” FOX’s “Fringe,” TNT’s “Falling Skies” and the award winning web series “Divine.” Zagorsky took on lead roles in “The ABC’s of Death,” a 26-chapter anthology that showcases death in all its vicious wonder and brutal beauty, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, and in the zombie horror film “Toxin 3D.”
Zagorsky splits her time between Los Angeles, Vancouver and Montreal.
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